Silverberg Group - Bringing Your Employee Benefits into Focus

Our Team

At Silverberg Group we believe that a talented and dedicated staff is what truly sets us apart from other advisors. We are proud to present our team and give you a chance to get to know us a little better!


Allan Friesen, CEBS CHRP

Partner

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  • Married to Carola, horse rider / trainer extraordinaire
  • One of eleven Albertans who are fellows of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists
  • Instructor for the Canadian Firearm Safety Course / active handgun shooter
  • Love me some sport-touring motorcycle riding.  Yamaha FJR 1300… if you are interested =)
  • Published his 1st book “Success in my sights” in 2014

Connie-Marie Riedlhuber

Group Benefits Support

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  • providing group benefits support to Silverberg clients since early 2017
  • expertise lies in forging strong client relationships and life coaching
  • background in career, financial, disability and family coaching
  • passion for helping individuals manage better within the workplace, personally and in their families

Vanessa Amos

Account Manager

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  • Originally from windy Pincher Creek, Alberta
  • Graduated from the Medicine Hat College Financial Planning & Services diploma program in 2006
  • Recently completed the Life License Qualification Program
  • Loves spending time with friends & family; including her new son, Henry.
  • Caught the travel bug and especially loves visiting England & Germany.

Scott Silverberg BA, CFP

Partner

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  • founder of Silverberg Group in 1996
  • previously with a Major Canadian Insurer since 1992
  • expertise lies in plan strategy, funding models, ongoing effectiveness and efficiencies
  • local and board involvement with EO (Entrepreneurs Organization), YPO (Young Presidents Organization), CAFÉ (Canadian Association of Family Enterprise) and The Calgary Golf and Country Club
  • loves golfing and spending time with his family!

Doug K. Silverberg, BA

Partner

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  • partner of Silverberg Group since 1996
  • specializes in applying creative and unique employee benefits solutions to businesses all across Western Canada
  • Doug’s strong vision and leadership has provided Silverberg Group with the resources to establish themselves as a premium employee benefit advisor
  • although he loves to golf, hunt, fish and enjoy the great outdoors; his family is what comes first!

Paul Ingram, CA

President

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  • proud to be part of the Silverberg Team, where we help Western Canada’s employees take care of themselves and their families
  • born and raised Albertan and a sports enthusiast
  • committed to four “F’s”:  Family, Friendship, Fitness and Future
  • currently serving on three Boards:  Edmonton Economic Development (EEDC), Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), and Royal Alexander Hospital Foundation (Audit and Finance)

Kimberley D. Silverberg LLB

General Counsel

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  • completed her Bachelor of Law at the University of Alberta and became an associate and partner at Bryan & Company
  • became general counsel at Silverberg Group in 2004
  • supports many local charities; sat on the board of directors for eight years at ABC Head Start and is also a Big Sister
  • loves to golf, watch her kids dance, play hockey, ringette and basketball
  • enjoys spending time in the summer at the Shuswap!

Angela Kay

Controller

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  • proud to be with Silverberg Group since 2011
  • responsible for the Financial and Operating systems of the organization
  • huge hockey fan, especially the Edmonton Oilers
  • enjoys time at her county home with family

Anita Kapoor, BA, Econ

Insurance Advisor - CBIA Specialist

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  • joined the Silverberg Group team in 2008
  • has been in the Financial Planning industry since 1998
  • expertise lies in Individual and Group CBIA products
  • also specializes in providing insurance solutions to business owners
  • enjoy swimming and travelling

Ann O’Neill

Account Manager

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  • joined the Silverberg Group team in 2007
  • seven years of experience in all aspects of employee group benefits, including marketing and implementing new groups
  • specializes in client inquiries, problem solving and plan improvements
  • avid runner and fitness enthusiast, has completed three half marathons!

Brenda Mcdonald

Senior Technical Analyst

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  • has many years of experience in the industry in various dynamic roles
  • licensed in Life & Accident and Sickness Insurance since 1987
  • specializes in the development of multi-faceted renewal reports, claims analysis and marketing reviews
  • enjoys skiing, whitewater rafting, rodeos, watching car and drag racing and gardening
  • completed her second tandem skydive this past December!

Charlana Helgren

Group Benefits Consultant

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  • proud to be a part of the Silverberg team, joining in July 2015
  • over 10 years of experience in the group benefits industry including 6 years as an Associate Consultant with an international consulting firm
  • licensed in Life Insurance and Accident & Sickness Insurance since June 2009
  • expertise lies in client management, financial reviews and policy recommendations
  • enjoys wake surfing, fitness, traveling and spending time with family and friends

Debbie Blair

Group Benefits Analyst

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  • has been part of the Silverberg team since 2013 and has just taken on her new role as a Junior Benefit Analyst
  • work focuses primarily on the execution and development of client reports and renewals
  • has already proven herself an asset to the Silverberg team through her keen communication skills and strong work ethic
  • Deb is an awesome mother to her two, almost teenage children and loves to stay active!

Dustin Reddon

Account Manager

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  • close to 10 years of experience in all aspects of employee group benefits
  • specializes in plan improvement as well as the managing, marketing and implementation of benefit programs
  • high level problem solver,  who responds to client inquiries and is a key point of contact with your administrators
  • Dustin is also the proud father of two, and a sports fanatic!

 

Jason Malloy

CBIA Administrative Specialist

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  • has been a proud member of Silverberg Group since the beginning of 2013
  • known amongst Edmonton’s legal community for his professional support of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association
  • has a sophisticated background in Investments, licensed for several years with an Investment Brokerage of a Major Canadian Bank
  • loves the outdoors and travelling, he is also a passionate sports fan, especially football!

Jarryd Csuti

Marketing Specialist

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  • joined Silverberg Group in 2013
  • loves to connect people with Silverberg Group
  • expertise lies in marketing, content management, graphic design and event coordination
  • devoted hockey fan, ball hockey and tennis player; bogey golfer
  • enjoys travelling and spending time outdoors

Jo-Anne Johnson, GBA

Senior Account Manager

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  • joined the Silverberg Group in 2006
  • 18 years of group benefits experience including ten years with an international consulting firm
  • expertise lies in technical analysis, coupled with a passion for delivering exceptional customer service and establishing partnerships tailored to each client’s unique needs
  • Jo is the proud mother of two sons and loves traveling, attending music festivals, red wine and chocolate

Jody Robinson

Account Manager

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  • provides office administration and workplace organization for Silverberg Group’s Edmonton office
  • more than 12 years experience in an office setting; working both in admin and management
  • takes great pride in delivering outstanding service to clients
  • passionate about traveling – having visited 47 countries world wide!
  • an active Red Cross Disaster Management Volunteer since 2012

Krista Hudson

Account Manager

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  • joined the Silverberg Group team in 2013
  • has 7+ years of group benefits experience including five years as a Corporate Account Service Representative with Alberta Blue Cross
  • expertise lies in assisting Plan Administrators with the administration of their company’s group benefits program
  • enjoys yoga, mountain biking and tossing a spiral with a football
  • loves travelling; her favorite travel memory – waterfall repelling in Costa Rica!

Kristin Pasma, BSc

Group Benefits Consultant

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  • Joined Silverberg Group in 2016
  • 8+ years of experience in the industry including six years with a large insurance company.
  • Expertise lies in client relationships, plan design and financial reviews and providing recommendations
  • Enjoys traveling, swimming and spending time with family and friends

Matt Fraser

Group Benefits Consultant

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  • started with Silverberg Group in 2003 and has spent the last 12 years developing strong business relationships across Alberta
  • expertise lies in guiding key decision makers so they can make the right decisions in less time
  • always looking to share ideas and resources!
  • enjoys golfing, the outdoors and self development

Paul Ingram, CA

President

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  • proud to be part of the Silverberg Team, where we help Western Canada’s employees take care of themselves and their families
  • born and raised Albertan and a sports enthusiast
  • committed to four “F’s”:  Family, Friendship, Fitness and Future
  • currently serving on three Boards:  Edmonton Economic Development (EEDC), Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), and Royal Alexander Hospital Foundation (Audit and Finance)

Anita Fox, BA, CEBS (Econ)

Senior Account Manager

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  • began her career as a group insurance underwriter for a top insurance company, shifted towards Compensation & Benefits while working with Oil & gas Companies, affording her the experience to establish herself as an Advisor/Consultant at Silverberg Group since 2009!
  • expertise within mergers & acquisition, disability management, implementing corporate policy and administration of employee benefits
  • exceptional customer service and attention to detail
  • highly competitive and driven towards success with a lively sense of humor

Colleen McLaughlin

Account Manager

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  •  joined the Silverberg Group team in 2010
  • 39 years of group benefits experience including 18 years with D.A. Adamson & Associates Limited and 11 years with Morneau Shepell as an Account Manager
  • expertise lies in management and servicing of Group Employee Benefit Plans
  • enjoys golfing, hiking and scrapbooking
  • supports the “Walk-In Closet” charity!

Hassan Bahassan, H.BSS (Econ)

Group Benefits Analyst

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  • joined Silverberg Group in early 2013
  • provides valuable insight and assessment on price calculations and effective funding strategies
  • pursuant of CEBS and Actuarial Science
  • grew up in Ottawa and graduated from Ottawa University
  • avid basketball and soccer player
  • enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering at various humanitarian organizations

Jim Thompson

CBIA Product Specialist

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  • joined the Silverberg Group team in 2013
  • has eight years of experience in the Insurance industry
  • expertise lies in individual and personal insurance including Life, Disability and Critical Illness
  • loves spending time with his family

Keith Glenday, BMgt

Group Benefits Consultant

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  • joined Silverberg group out of University in 2008
  • enjoys connecting with people and helping others succeed
  • expertise lies in sharing industry leading ideas to help companies get the highest performance out of their employee benefits plan
  • loves golfing, snowboarding, sailing and traveling
  • volunteer squash mentor for up and coming juniors, loves working with kids and helping them grow

Lindsay Fithen

Underwriting Specialist

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  • has been in the group benefit and insurance industry for over six years, recently joining Silverberg Group in October 2016
  • passionate about helping her clients to ensure the best possible experience and always willing to go the extra mile
  • specializes in the underwriting of individual life, disability and critical illness policies, as well as oversees all aspects of the Canadian Bar Insurance Plan for the Calgary office
  • enjoys spending time with her husband and two vivacious young girls doing fun family things around town or relaxing out at her family land in Northern Alberta

Melanie Bailey

Account Manager

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  •  joined Silverberg Group team in 2015.
  • extensive knowledge and background in various facets of Group Benefits with over 20 years of industry experience with a large Third Party Administrator.
  • expertise and focus in providing outstanding client services, plan administration and implementation of employee benefit programs.
  • proud mom to Logan, loves to travel and spend quality time with friends and family. ​

Taryn MacNichol

Office Administrator

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  • proud to be a part of the Silverberg Team since early 2017
  • began her career in the advisory/administration industry in 2010
  • has a variety of administrative experience, an eagerness to support her team and an overall sunny disposition
  • enjoys travelling our beautiful planet in search of exotic cuisine, great wine and connecting with other inquisitive minds

Ted LaBrosse

Group Benefits Consultant

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  • joined the Silverberg team in 2010
  • 34 years of experience with employer sponsored group benefit plans, 30 of which were spent with Alberta Blue Cross
  • expertise lies in all areas of group benefit plan design and accounting models
  • involved with many local non-profit organizations as a volunteer
  • also has volunteered with the Calgary Stampeder Football Club for the last 10 years as a player assistant/transportation coordinator